Last night, the Juno spacecraft managed to, after 5 years of travel, slip into orbit around Jupiter. I recommend reading the linked article. The details are impressive. http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/07/after-1-7-billion-miles-juno-nails-its-jupiter-orbit-to-within-tens-of-miles/
http://designyoutrust.com/2016/07/sliding-down-the-skyslide-in-la/ I’m not scared of heights, but sliding down a glass slide on a skyscraper seems… challenging
A classic look back at Home Alone. (As a side note 25 years old! i remember this movie coming out. It’s things like this that remind me of the inexorable march of time.) (Also, Carol of the Bells is still my favorite Christmas music.)
supermarket becomes self powered
Bell Labs Bell labs announces way to transmit 10gbps over regular phone cable. Ammitedly the distance is small, but this could eventually be useful.
This Video Almost Convinces Us that American Doctor Who Actually Happened | Tor.com. Dr. Who is one of the quintessential British shows, and I usually hate seeing them American-ized. But oh, the thought of a Gene Wilder or Vincient Price doctor….
fair use victory It’s great to hear when a court stands up for Fair Use and Free Speech.
“Baywatch” movie? Hmm. Although John Cleese is in it so that’s a plus….
painted bookbenches start appearing in London